The Autopalooza.org Tour continued on Monday with stops and visits at some incredible shops, car collections and museums. Our day started at the Pratt and Miller Restoration facility in Wixom. We were greeted by the Pratt and Miller team and got a chance to enjoy coffee and donuts and a look at all of the projects underway at their great state of the art facility. With a full day ahead it was soon time to head to the amazing car collection of Ken Lingenfelter. The Lingenfelter Collection is an array of exotic cars that include rare Ferraris, Corvettes and muscle cars of the 60's and 70's. We were greeted by Vice President Mike Copeland and invited to take our time and enjoy the vehicles on display. Ken Lingenfelter soon joined us and spoke about his passion for the cars on display. He also talked about his passion for the charities that he helps by putting on events that involve his vehicles. We were all happy to make a contribution to those charities during our visit.
From The Lingenfelter Collection it was on to American Speed in Plymouth, Michigan. We had been invited to visit their facility, enjoy some pizza and see the projects that are underway at American Speed. The pizza was great and the tour showed us the expansion that American Speed has made into the complete turn key specialty vehicle business and auto upholstery. Thanks to Mark and Mike and the entire American Speed team for taking time to show their fantastic facility.
We were off again by 1:30 and our sites were set on the Roush complex in Livonia, Michigan. We made two visits at Roush facilities Monday afternoon. The first was the engine plant where we were given a behind the scenes look at where the many different Roush engines are assembled. It was extremely interesting to see the work that goes into the power plants for so many different applications. The department that specialized in the restoration and rebuilding of the Rolls-Royce engines for vintage P-51 airplanes was unbelievable. Many thanks to the folks at Roush that let us look behind the curtain at an amazing facility. Our day wrapped up at the Roush Museum where we saw a huge collection of NASCAR vehicles and other special interest autos that played a significant part in the story of Jack Roush and Roush Racing.
We are only getting started here in Detroit. Stay tuned as the fun has just begun.